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I have tried every med to control my borderline and anxiety disorder and nothing works. Frustrated with medicine resistant symptoms ?

I have tried every med to control my borderline and anxiety disorder and nothing works. Frustrated with medicine resistant symptoms ?

Therapy: Therapy and education treat anxiety. Not pills. Pills cover up anxiety. They do not treat or cure anxiety. One learns in appropriate treatment to understand their anxiety, the memories that are triggering it and how to redefine the experience or to gain insight so that the feelings experienced are less severe. Anxiety is overcome. It is not cured by pills. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Recommendations for help with borderline personality and panic anxiety disorder?

Recommendations for help with borderline personality and panic anxiety disorder?

Different types.: For borderline personality disorders, a specific therapy called dialectic behavioral therapy is very effective. For panic and anxiety disorders, cognitive and behavioral therapy are effective. ...Read more

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What can I do if my boyfriend has borderline personality and social anxiety disorder, what do I do?

What can I do if my boyfriend has borderline personality and social anxiety disorder, what do I do?

Talk,Reflect Togethr: Life is messy & all relationships come w/ challenges. I wonder what it will take for the two of you to create the kind of relationship you each long to have... Presumably one in which you both feel prized and deeply understood. I wonder what obstacles you see as standing in your way of enjoying that kind of life together & what you are each prepared to do to overcome them. ...Read more

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What exactly is the difference between regular depression/anxiety and borderline personality disorder?

What exactly is the difference between regular depression/anxiety and borderline personality disorder?

Complex question but: I'll try - there are many types of dep & anx. Briefly, dep is like walking thru life w lead boots on & everything sucks; anx is either worry or panic usually & can be exhausting so people describe as feeling "depressed." borderline pd is a long term way of functioning that mostly is about trouble w interpersonal relationships. Google it for diagnostic criteria, but see a therapist to evaluate. ...Read more

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Is it possible for one person to have borderline personality disorder, depressive disorder, and anxiety disorder at the same time?

Yes: Anxiety and depressive disorders are often seen concurrently with borderline personality disorder. However, people with borderline personality disorder often have have significant problems with impulse control ( so they might not have a separate diagnosis of impulse control disorder). ...Read more

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Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Anxiety disorders include excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of ...Read more